Every homeowner strives to have that perfect green lawn, but few know all the tricks of how to actually accomplish it. At Magnolia Lawn Inc, it’s our goal for every home in Flowery Branch to have that beautiful lawn everyone dreams of. So here are 5 steps that will help you have that beautiful, lush, green grass in your own yard. Just keep in mind that yard care is a lot of work, so if you don’t have the time to keep up with your lawn, consider hiring a lawn maintenance service to do it for you.

Seeding or Sodding

Assuming you’re starting from scratch, the first step to a beautiful lawn is to choose the right seed or sod. You can start your yard with either method, and each has its own pros and cons. For example, seed takes longer to give you any kind of lawn and requires a lot of initial care; however, it will give you seamless coverage of your yard and the roots tend to be stronger. Sod, on the other hand, will give you a yard more quickly, but the grass may not have very deep roots for quite some time.

Whichever method you choose, make sure that you select a good species of grass for your yard. Luckily, we live in an area where most types of grass grow without trouble, but some species will still have certain benefits or may look slightly different, so find the one that works best for your yard.

Fertilizer

It’s important to apply fertilizer to a new lawn to help it take root quickly and grow faster in the beginning stages. Spread the fertilizer evenly across your yard to ensure that you don’t end up with patchy grass. A fertilizer spreader is the best way to do this.

Watering

You will need to water your yard frequently in the early stages, making sure to soak the earth well. This encourages the lawn’s roots to grow deep into the soil, making it stronger and heartier. Once your lawn has taken root, you can reduce watering a bit.

Cutting

Once your lawn has taken root and is coming in nicely, you can begin mowing your lawn again. Depending on the time of year, you may want to mow your lawn to different lengths. For example, when winter is settling in, it’s better to cut your grass shorter. This encourages the grass to focus its energy into driving the roots deeper and wider, which will give you a healthier lawn in the spring.

Maintenance

As we’ve mentioned, lawns need a lot of upkeep, and a number of issues can crop up throughout the year that will ruin your perfect green lawn. From weeds to fungi to insect infestations, you need to be on the lookout for signs of problems. If you’re not sure what to look for or what to do when a problem arises, hire a company to provide you with lawn maintenance year round.